Iron Maiden are an institution. Over the course of 44 years they have come to embody a spirit of fearless creative independence, ferocious dedication to their fans, and a cheerful indifference to their critics that’s won them a following that spans every culture, generation, and time-zone. A story of gritty determination and courageous defiance of the naysayers, theirs has been an adventure like no other. And with the current Legacy Of The Beast tour selling out headline stadium, arena and festival shows across Europe and North, South and Central America with the band playing to close to two million ecstatic fans and attracting unanimously rave reviews, Maiden are showing no signs of slowing down any time just yet.

Founded by bassist Steve Harris in the mid ‘70s, Iron Maiden were already firmly established as heavy metal’s brightest hopes when they stormed the world with their third album (and first with vocalist Bruce Dickinson) The Number Of The Beast in 1982. It would kick off a decade of classic releases and dogged touring that would come to epitomise the unrelenting, uncompromising, unswerving commitment they are now so well known for. That marvellous decade would also yield seven new studio albums, one live album, seven World Tours, as well as the creation of Eddie - one of the most iconic and recognisable figureheads of our age and the calling card of the most impassioned fan-bases anywhere.

What makes these qualities even more notable is that they developed almost entirely without the acknowledgement of mainstream media. While celebrity culture and the next big thing occupied the airwaves, Iron Maiden were embarking on the marathon 192-date 1984/5 World Slavery tour, playing at Rock In Rio in 1985, and mounting a command performance at the biggest-ever Monsters Of Rock festival at Donington in 1988 with 107,000 fans in attendance. But it’s really Iron Maiden’s iron-clad resolve to always push the boundaries that gives their career such astonishing distinction. From groundbreaking performances in Poland behind the Iron Curtain in 1984 at the height of the Cold War, around South America in 1991, through the Middle East and India in 2007, and Indonesia in 2011 among many others, Iron Maiden’s relentless forward momentum has left an indelible impression on the globe.

The ‘90s proved to be a difficult time for heavy metal bands in general, but Iron Maiden ploughed forward, notching up yet more success with albums like 1992’s acclaimed Fear Of The Dark and even weathering the departure of Bruce Dickinson in 1993. The band made two strong albums with new singer Blaze Bayley and continued to honour their commitment to intensive touring. However, it was the return of Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith (who originally left the band in 1990) in 1999 when Iron Maiden became a six-piece, that established the ultimate Iron Maiden line-up of Bruce Dickinson on vocals, Steve Harris on bass, Nicko McBrain on drums and “the three amigos” – Adrian Smith, Dave Murray and Janick Gers - on guitar, heralding a new golden age with the release of Brave New World album in 2000. With both 2003’s diverse and ingenious Dance Of Death album and its dark and daring follow-up, 2006’s A Matter Of Life And Death, they dazzled fans and critics alike. With each successive tour, whether revisiting classic songs from their first few albums or refusing to succumb to a nostalgia by playing A Matter Of Life And Death in its entirety, Maiden have accrued countless new young admirers by never being predictable while remaining predictably brilliant.

This brave new Maiden era reached an astonishing zenith during the band’s Somewhere Back In Time Tour that began in February 2008 and initially took the band 50,000 miles around the world in 45 days, flying in their own specially chartered Boeing 757, Ed Force One, piloted by Bruce Dickinson, a qualified airline captain, traversing the planet, from India to Costa Rica, Australia to Argentina, Sao Paulo to Tokyo. Ed Force One made TV news headlines around the world and the coverage of that tour was subsequently turned into an award-winning film and DVD Flight 666. Released in 2009, that stunning document of life on the road (and in the air) hit the No.1 slot in the music DVD charts in 25 countries, the same year the band picked up their first ever Brit Award for Best British Live Act.

More feats would follow - from reaching the number one spot in more than 28 countries simultaneously as well as reaching an all-time high of #4 on the Billboard with The 2010’s The Final Frontier, to the ensuing tour aboard Ed Force One which saw them hitting five continents in 66 days, to earning their first ever U.S. Grammy for Best Metal Performance for the song El Dorado, Iron Maiden’s most recent chapter is testament to their startling vitality.

In 2013 the Maiden England world tour took the band into Europe, the States, and South America, most notably hitting Brazil yet again for Rock In Rio which sold out 90,000 tickets within hours. That legendary year also saw a return to UK’s Donington Park on the 25th Anniversary of the band’s legendary headline 1988 performance during the Seventh Son World Tour. This was a record fifth time that the band topped the bill at Donington, following two Monsters of Rock performances (1988 and 1992) and two spectacular Download Festivals (2003 and 2007).

Iron Maiden closed their Maiden England world tour in July 2014 headlining at Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth, delighting the crowds by having The Great War Display Team featuring Bruce Dickinson among its pilots, stage a sensational aerial dogfight in the skies above the Festival with Bruce flying his very own WW1 German Fokker Dr1, just hours before taking to the stage. The ensuing Maiden show marked the final chapter in the band’s trilogy of tours performing their 80’s repertoire. 

2016/17 saw the band once again take to the road and the skies on tour with their 16th and first-ever studio double album, The Book Of Souls, a 92-minute masterpiece debuting at number one in the album charts of 43 countries, a rare occurence in today’s music industry, and a cannon-blast of exuberant, anthemic bravado that serves as cast-iron confirmation of just how much Maiden have left in the tank. This tour, with Ed Force One upgraded to a larger and more powerful model - a 747 Jumbo Jet piloted by Bruce Dickinson - enabled the band to reach over two million fans in six continents visiting 39 countries including first-ever performances in China, El Salvador and Lithuania. It also denoted a record sixth-time return to headline at Donington following two Monsters of Rock performances (1988 and 1992) and three Download Festivals (2003, 2007 and 2013), delighting fans who witnessed the band disembarking Ed Force One after landing at East Midlands airport, directly adjacent to the Festival site.   

2018 and Maiden’s latest Legacy Of The Beast Tour is being hailed by fans and media alike as the most extravagant and visually stunningly live show of the band’s career to date. Both the production and the decades-spanning set-list of fan favourites and hits were inspired by their mobile phone game of the same name.  The multi-themed concert opens with a replica Spitfire flying above the stage and progresses through a two-hour theatrical journey of ever-evolving interlocking stage sets with multiple incarnations of Eddie, pyrotechnics and special effects including muskets, claymores, flame throwers, a giant electrified crucifix, a noose, gallows and a gargantuan Icarus to name just a few.

With over 90 million album sales, more than 2000 live performances in 63* countries, tens of millions of fans and 16 studio albums of unerring quality and power to their name, Iron Maiden have more than earned their proudly-held status as one of the most influential and revered rock bands of all time.


1979 - The Soundhouse Tapes (Demo)

1980 - Running Free (Single)

1980 - Iron Maiden

1980 - Sanctuary (Single)

1980 - Women In Uniform (Single)

1980 - Live!! + One (EP)

1980 - プロ―ラ― / ランニング・フリ― (Single)

1981 - Killers

1981 - Twilight Zone / Wrathchild (Single)

1981 - Live At The Rainbow (Video)

1981 - Purgatory (Single)

1981 - Wrathchild (Single)

1981 - Maiden Japan (EP)

1982 - Run To The Hills (Single)

1982 - The Number Of The Beast

1982 - The Number Of The Beast (Single)

1983 - Flight Of Icarus (Single)

1983 - Piece Of Mind

1983 - The Trooper (Single)

1983 - Video Pieces (Video)

1984 - 2 Minutes To Midnight (Single)

1984 - Powerslave

1984 - Aces High (Single)

1984 - Behind The Iron Curtain (Video)

1985 - Running Free (Single)

1985 - Live After Death (Live)

1985 - Live After Death (World Slavery Tour '85) (Video)

1985 - Run To The Hills (Single)

1986 - Wasted Years (Single)

1986 - Somewhere In Time

1986 - Stranger In A Strange Land (Single)

1987 - Maiden Mania 80-87 (Box-Set)

1987 - 12 Wasted Years (Video)

1988 - Can I Play With Madness (Single)

1988 - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

1988 - The Evil That Men Do (Single)

1988 - The Clairvoyant (Single)

1989 - Infinite Dreams (Single)

1989 - Maiden England (Video)

1990 - Running Free - Sanctuary (EP)

1990 - Women In Uniform - Twilight Zone (EP)

1990 - Purgatory - Maiden Japan (EP)

1990 - Run To The Hills - The Number Of The Beast (EP)

1990 - Flight Of Icarus - The Trooper (EP)

1990 - 2 Minutes To Midnight - Aces High (EP)

1990 - Running Free - Run To The Hills (EP)

1990 - Wasted Years - Stranger In A Strange Land (EP)

1990 - Can I Play With Madness - The Evil That Men Do (EP)

1990 - The Clairvoyant - Infinite Dreams (EP)

1990 - Holy Smoke (Single)

1990 - No Prayer For The Dying

1990 - The First Ten Years (Video)

1990 - Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter (Single)

1992 - Be Quick Or Be Dead (Single)

1992 - Fear Of The Dark

1992 - From Here To Eternity (Single)

1992 - Wasting Love (Single)

1992 - From There To Eternity (Video)

1993 - Fear Of The Dark Live (Single)

1993 - A Real Live One (Live)

1993 - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Single)

1993 - A Real Dead One (Live)

1993 - Live At Donington (Live)

1993 - Donington Live 1992 (Video)

1994 - Raising Hell (Video)

1995 - Man On The Edge (Single)

1995 - The X Factor

1995 - The Story So Far Part I (Box-Set)

1995 - The Story So Far Part II (Box-Set)

1996 - Lord Of The Flies (Single)

1996 - Virus (Single)

1996 - Best Of The Beast (Compilation)

1998 - A Real Live Dead One (Compilation)

1998 - The Angel & the Gambler (Single)

1998 - Virtual XI

1998 - Futureal (Single)

1998 - Eddie Head (Box-Set)

1999 - Ed Hunter (Compilation)

2000 - The Wicker Man (Single)

2000 - Brave New World

2000 - Out Of The Silent Planet (Single)

2001 - Classic Albums: The Number Of The Beast (Video)

2002 - Run To The Hills (Single)

2002 - Rock In Rio (Live)

2002 - Rock In Rio (Video)

2002 - Edward The Great - The Greatest Hits (Compilation)

2002 - Eddie's Archive (Compilation)

2003 - Visions Of The Beast (Video)

2003 - Wildest Dreams (Single)

2003 - Dance Of Death

2003 - Rainmaker (Single)

2004 - No More Lies (EP)

2004 - The History Of Iron Maiden Part 1: The Early Days (Video)

2005 - Heavy Metal Box (Split-Video)

2005 - The Essential Iron Maiden (Compilation)

2005 - The Trooper (Single)

2005 - Death On The Road (Live)

2006 - Death On The Road (Video)

2006 - The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg (Single)

2006 - A Matter Of Life And Death

2006 - Different World (Single)

2008 - Somewhere Back In Time - The Best Of: 1980-1989 (Compilation)

2009 - Flight 666: The Original Soundtrack (Live)

2009 - Flight 666 (Video)

2010 - El Dorado (Single)

2010 - The Final Frontier

2011 - From Fear To Eternity - The Best Of 1990-2010 (Compilation)

2012 - En Vivo! (Live)

2012 - En Vivo! (Video)

2012 - Picture Disc Collection 1980-1988 (Box-Set)

2013 - Maiden England '88 (Live)

2014 - The Beast Collection (Box-Set)

2014 - The Complete Albums Collection 1980-1988 (Box-Set)

2015 - Speed Of Light (Single)

2015 - The Book Of Souls

2016 - Empire Of The Clouds (Single)

2017 - The Complete Albums Collection 1990-2015 (Box-Set)

2017 - The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter (Live)

2020 - Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City (Live)



Donnerstag 04.08.2016


A Matter Of Life And Death - Cover
Ein neues Album von IRON MAIDEN zu reviewen oder bewerten, ist fast unmöglich!
Dance Of Death - Cover
Nach der grausamen Single "Wildest Dreams”, einem der schwächstenMAIDEN-Songs überhaupt, hatte ich schon Angstzustände, das komplette Album
Das Hörbuch - Cover
Zum Thema IRON MAIDEN gab es in den letzten Jahren ja wirklich so einiges für den treuen Fan zu erstehen: Nebst gefühlten zehn Dutzend Live- und Best Of Alben, Neuauflagen bat und bietet der Markt do
Death On The Road - Cover
Was hab ich mich über die DANCE OF DEATH Tour aufgeregt.
Death On The Road - Cover
Auf Anhieb fällt mir keine zweite Band ein, die so fleissig Best Of Alben, Live CD´s und DVD´s auf den Markt bringt wie IRON MAIDEN.